Thursday, April 17, 2014


Energy has been welling up around here.  Over the past month, little bits and pieces
of projects have been appearing.  Some are co-workers, others "Friends of..."
Here are a few...

Sarah came by about a month ago with this quilt top she made for a friend. 
Some of the fabric is from Art Gallery's "Sweet as Honey" collection with a bit
ancient french script, wood grain and hedgehogs to balance the design.
All of it is enveloped with a new Kona color "Wasabi"
which perfects this modern design.
 Christine, who makes incredible custom window treatments for us, also
creates gorgeous heirloom clothing.  Here is one of her recent child
rompers with bonnet she made using a Kaffe Fassett fabric.

 Speaking of Kaffe...
Nancy Keyes knit a Kaffe inspired wrap using bits and pieces from her stash (mostly).
She let me take a project only pic.  Gorgeous colors!  LOVE the clasp.
Keeping in mind the size restrictions this years Boston Marathon has on bags
carried during the event, Nancy made this marathon themed wrist pouch
to carry cash and phone to the race.
The penguin sweaters will be shipping off to Australia in a few days.
So now, with more time on their hands they've been busy "supervising"
 a few quilting projects...
 I love seeing works in progress.
This was the beginning of Jennifer's quilt, Pezzy Pizzazz from American Jane.
Yummy shapes and colors.  They're hand appliqued and each one looks
like a small art me anyway.

Almost done!

Lindell is working on the Jaybird Quilt design "Giggles"
using their Hex n More ruler and Kona cotton colors.
 These colors should banish our winter cobwebs!

We have some beautiful new silks and linens in the store.

Here are a few of my favorites...
This silk/cotton eyelet would be
gorgeous layered over our solid silk cottons.

Fresh, light linens!
Super sharp striped linen.
Perfect for slacks, jackets or home decorating projects.

Red, blue and white geometric pattern in silk.

So pretty.
Soft grey silk with roses.
(I would love a dress, please)

Got a young sewist in your home?
Summer Sewing Camp is a great way
to learn new skills and have fun.
Check out camp info on our website: 

Come in and share what you've been creating!

See you soon!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Month O' Love (or "OMG would February please, please go away")

Hooray for Valentine's Day!
One of my happiest memories is making Valentine cards
for my teachers and classmates, the old fashioned type with red
construction paper and lace doilies. It's a great idea, having a day
in which we show appreciation for the important people in our lives...
sending heart-shaped cards, chocolates and flowers,
while ignoring the cold, dark, snowy days of February

Here's the February news from FMS

We've got lot's of great new fabrics...
 "Sweet as Honey"
by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics
All of Art Gallery fabrics are made with the
absolutely yummiest cloth.
It's tightly woven and smooth to the touch. 
Great for clothing as well as quilts and bags etc.  

Also from Art Gallery, this fun scratchy dot blender
"Chromatics Pointelle" 

Robert Kaufman's new Asian inspired collection: Satsuki 2
Beautiful, sophisticated colors with metallic gold accents. 

Another popular new colection:
Carolyn Friedlander Botanics and Architextures
A bit parched from the cold wind?
"Shaken or Stirred" from Benartex

My favorite yarn of the moment:
Berroco Voyage
 Super soft, bulky weight yarn made from super fine alpaca.
Gorgeous heathered colors.  Soft and warm!

Love it?  Here's the perfect quick project...
This Frances Cowl is fast, easy
and snazzy!

Knitting and sewing classes have been busy, busy, busy!

Katie made her first quilt in Mrs Vacca's class.
Pretty amazing, hmmm?

Gayle Johnson has added a Wednesday night knitting class.

Both Joan McAnulty and Jennifer Ziehl Vacca 
have added adult sewing classes and Nancy Keyes has a  
Spring Floral Wool Penny Rug workshop coming up in March.

You can check out the class and workshop schedules here:

Hope to see you soon!
Happy Valentine's Day!